8 months Smart farming comes to town Manilatimes |Biz
TONY MAGHIRANGA kind of digital transformation is making inroads into the Philippine agriculture sector. On surface, it appears to be the application of “artificial intelligence,” no pun intended, to Filipino farmers who are generally viewed as one of the poorest, most exploited but among the hardest working citizens in a supposedly growing national economy. A typical farmer is 58 years old, lives in a rural community and earns about $50 a month to feed a family of five members. He does not own the land he tills from sunup to sundown. Today’s farmer may also be the last of ... more